‘Celebrate Westlake’ Adds 5K to Race Event

DSC_5514-4‘Celebrate Westlake,’ the premier 5 Mile Run hosted by St. John Medical Center, has added a 5K to this year’s race schedule of events.

The event will be held on Sat., Aug. 30, starting at SJMC. The busy schedule for the popular event includes the traditional 5 Mile Adult Run, the new 5K Adult Run/Walk, Kids’ Fun Dashes and activities, and also a  Health and Fitness Expo.

Please see page 3 of today’s Villager for registration info. You can sign up on-line or pick up a form at the Westlake Rec Center.

The 2014 Celebrate Westlake fundraiser will begin with day-of-the-race registration from 7:15 till race start on Saturday, August 30, at St. John Medical Center, 29000 Center Ridge Road in Westlake. The 5 mile run officially begins at 8:30 a.m., while the 5K run/walk will kick off at 8:45 a.m. Both events will start and finish on Center Ridge Road, just north of the medical center.

Race Founder William “Bud” Hagy who has been with the event since its inception says this year’s event will be better than ever. Based on its growing popularity he predicts this year to attract more people. “We have events for all ages; and if you do not walk or run you can cheer on participants and visit the health and fitness expo.”

In 1991 the City of Westlake’s Mayor Dennis Clough and  founding sponsor, St. John Medical Center, agreed to host a five-mile charity run in Westlake, Ohio. Since 1991, Celebrate Westlake has raised over 1.4 million dollars for local charities such as Westlake D.A.R.E., Far West Center, Westlake Dept. of Senior & Community Services, SJMC Community Outreach and Wellness Ministry program, University Hospitals Women’s Health Center, Westlake Porter Public Library, and more.

The Health and Fitness Expo, from 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., includes local merchants, health screenings and vendors displaying the latest in health and wellness products.  In addition, the St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Dept. will be on hand to provide free blood pressure readings, along with additional “healthy” information.

Please register here: www.celebratewestlake.org